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Tuesday’s meeting saw Dick Wilson from the Rotary Club of Stirling visit our club with a talk on Australian Rotary Health. For those unaware Australian Rotary Health is Australia's largest nongovernment funding body of mental illness research which also funds research in other health related areas.

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The concept came about in 1981 and was the brainchild of Ian Scott of the Rotary Club of Mornington who was so moved by the impact of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) on families that he resolved to set up a fund to support research on this. The Fund initially supported research on sudden infant death syndrome, including a project which showed that prone sleeping position of the infant was a major risk factor. The concept grew and soon was supporting research funding to a whole range of other areas that did not attract much attention and funding such as mental health. Since its establishment in 1981, Australian Rotary Health has provided almost $29 million in funding for health research in Australia. Today Australian Rotary Health is a catalyst for projects that improve the quality of life for people who are least able to assist themselves. Australian Rotary Health currently provides a number of types of support for mental illness research, including project grants, PhD scholarships and Postdoctoral Fellowships. Most of the funds provided by Australian Rotary Health have come from donations by Rotarians. In order to broaden the donor base, Australian Rotary Health launched Hat Day in 2011 as an annual fund-raising event aimed at the general public. It is a great program so, at our last board meeting, we decided to support it as the beneficiary of our speaker donation of $20. Enough banter from me, have a great week everyone and I will see you in 2 weeks as I will be away all of next week. Fines This Week - $41.25

Evening Meeting at Cafe Va Bene with Wally Gradara from Ballast Stone Winery. Wine tasting starts at 6.30pm, cost is $35/head and includes the tasting and a 2 course meal.

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Australian History 1836 British Parliament officially proclaims the colony of South Australia and formally defines its boundaries. 1879 The foundation stone for Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building is laid. 1942 The Japanese bomb Darwin, Australia. World History 1878 Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.

Thought for the Day 1 The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. Thought for the Day 2 I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.

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As is unfortunately common during summer, bushfires cause damage and distress in many parts of Australia. Just before Christmas some 15 families in the Sleaford area near Pt Lincoln suffered losses ranging from slight damage to fences, through to all fencing destroyed, sheds and machinery burnt, and one family lost their home. Rotarians from 5 clubs - Onkaparinga, Magill Sunrise, Brownhill Creek, Morialta and Pt Lincoln along with the Sleaford Progress Association, have established a management committee, and plan to repair or replace some 25km of fences in Sleaford. District 9520 seek the support of individual Rotarians, Clubs, friends and the public to: • •

join teams undertaking this work, starting from March. donate funds to the project (likely total cost - $25,000).

The Board is considering a financial contribution on behalf of the Club and members can express interest in a team visit (and advise friends that may be able to assist). Accommodation and food can be provided free for all volunteers, as in the Victorian project. [Thanks chief cook Shirley!] Assistance with travel may also be available. For more information please contact Kevin Roberts, project coordinator, 0428610604.

Our club appreciates the major roles being taken by Kevin & Shirley in this project.

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Greg Schuetze

Licaria Scheepers

Tuesday Tuesday 6.50 for 7.00am Hectorville Sporting Club, Fisher Street, Magill

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Athelstone Football Club

150 George St, Paradise

1.00pm 6.15pm 6.30pm 6.30pm

Norwood St PeterĂ­s Kent Town Unley

Norwood Town Hall Kensington Hotel The Royal Hotel Unley Sports Club

George Street, Norwood 23 Regent St, Kensington 2 North Tce, Kent Town 39 Oxford Tce, Unley

7.15am 6.15pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm

Eastwood Hyde Park Burnside Mitcham Morialta

Royal Coach Motor Inn Hyde Park Tavern The Feathers Hotel Edinburgh Hotel The Rezz Hotel

24 Dequetteville Tce, Kent Town Park St & King William Rd, Hyde Park Glynburn Road, Burnside High Street, Mitcham 20 Hamilton Tce, Newton

No Meetings

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The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of a worthy enterprise a nd in particular to encourage and foster The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occu pations; and the dignifying by every Rotarian of their occupation as an opportunity to serve society. The application of the ideal service by every Rotarian to their personal, business and community life. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of bu siness and professional people united in the ideal of service.

The Four Way Test of the things we think, say or do: Is it the truth? Is it Fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

For good food, good fellowship And the opportunity to serve through Rotary Ă–we give thanks.

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811 Bulletin Issue 16-32 20130219